Dec
3
2013
Photo of the day

Marumochi (Rice Cakes)
pen and marker on ATC (Artist Trading Card)
Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron
'Marumochi' is written in Japanese (both hiragana and kanji)

Marumochi (Rice Cakes)

pen and marker on ATC (Artist Trading Card)

Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

'Marumochi' is written in Japanese (both hiragana and kanji)

Tags : language Japanese hiragana kanji art visual art food drawing artist trading card

Aug
26
2013
Photo of the day

Bento Box and Miso Soup Cup
pottery (Crayola Model Magic)
Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

Bento Box and Miso Soup Cup

pottery (Crayola Model Magic)

Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

Tags : bento bento box art visual art pottery artists on tumblr food japanese culture language

Feb
20
2013
Photo of the day

A Flame of A Woman (Greek) 
Copic Sketch Markers 
copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

"A Flame of a Woman lights up the Darkest Night" in Greek
Phonetic: “I̱ flóga enós fó̱ta gynaíka méchri ti̱n pio skoteiní̱ nýchta”
Third in a series praising women.

A Flame of A Woman (Greek) 

Copic Sketch Markers 

copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

"A Flame of a Woman lights up the Darkest Night" in Greek

Phonetic: “I̱ flóga enós fó̱ta gynaíka méchri ti̱n pio skoteiní̱ nýchta”

Third in a series praising women.

Tags : language Greek art visual art drawing woman Copic Sketch Markers

Feb
15
2013
Photo of the day

A Woman’s Light (Irish)
Copic Sketch Marker
copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

"An tine a soilse bean suas an oiche is dorche."
"A Flame of a Woman Lights up the Darkest Night" in Irish Gaelic. Second in a series in praise of women.

A Woman’s Light (Irish)

Copic Sketch Marker

copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

"An tine a soilse bean suas an oiche is dorche."

"A Flame of a Woman Lights up the Darkest Night" in Irish Gaelic. Second in a series in praise of women.

Tags : art woman drawing portrait copic sketch markers visual art language culture irish gaelic

Jan
10
2013
Photo of the day

Happiness (Xingfu)
acrylic on glass
Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

Happiness (Xingfu)

acrylic on glass

Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

Tags : Chinese language art visual art acrylic painting glass calligraphy

Jan
8
2013
Photo of the day

Energy (Chi)acrylic on glass, stencilCopyright 2013 by A. Dameron

Energy (Chi)
acrylic on glass, stencil
Copyright 2013 by A. Dameron

Tags : chinese language calligraphy painting acrylic art visual art

May
22
2012
My new e-book “Elemental Dragons: Cycles One and Two” now available

"Elemental Dragons: Cycles One and Two" is available on Smashwords!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/140774

Ten interconnected short stories written for the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In the mythical land of Shinwa, dragons play a part in people’s lives. Young women find courage and strength in their dragon guardians at a critical point in their country’s history. 

Download is only $1.00. Check it out and lose yourself in a new world!

Tags : chinese fantasy fiction e-book smashwords culture language Year of the Dragon mythology

Apr
17
2012
New Art: “Dreams, Memory, History”

Dreams_memory_history

Dreams, Memory, History

pencil, acrylic ink

© 2012 by A. Dameron 

The memory box is in the shape of a (red) Chinese food take-out box. The three words in Chinese script are “Dreams, Memory, History” and there is an emerald and a sapphire embedded n the clasp on the top. A sea-green tea pot is at the left.

Tags : acrylic ink art Chinese culture drawing dreams emerald history language memory memory box sapphire script take out box tea pot

Apr
17
2012
New Art: “Fujiko”

Fujiko

Fujiko

acrylic ink

© 2012 by A. Dameron 

Tags : acrylic ink art culture drawing Japan Japanese kimono language spring

Apr
15
2012
New Post: “Kirin/Girin”

Kirin

"Kirin/Girin"

acrylic ink

© 2012 by A. Dameron 

A kirin (girin in Korean hangul script) is a symbol of prosperity and serenity in East Asian mythology. The Japanese version here has another name “The Japanese Unicorn”. It has the antlers of a deer, the scales of a dragon and the tail of a lion. 

Tags : acrylic ink art deer dragon drawing Japan Japanese korean language mythology script

Apr
14
2012
New Art: “Russian Firebird”

Russian_firebird

Russian Firebird

acrylic ink

© 2012 by A. Dameron 

My version of the Russian Firebird of mythology. Its name is written in Cyrillic: “Zhar-pitisa”, literally ‘bird-heat’.

Tags : acrylic ink art culture drawing firebird language mythology pen and ink phoenix russia russian

Apr
13
2012
Untitled

Bennu_bird

Bennu Bird

acrylic ink

© 2012 by A. Dameron

The bennu bird is an important deity in Egyptian mythology. It takes the form of a river heron, either blue/black or purple/gray. This bennu stands on a ‘bennu column’ of gold with a verse from the Book of the Dead: “I am the Bennu Bird, the heart-soul of Ra (the sun god), the Guide to the Tuat (the Underworld).”

In the upper right are the hieroglyphs of its name ‘bnn’ (a foot, and two wavy lines like water). There are no written vowels. Egyptologists think the original word may have been written ‘baanana’, but it was first thought to be ‘bennu’ and it stuck.

Tags : acrylic ink art avian bennu bird drawing egypt egyptian heron hieroglyph language mythology